Arthritis Description

Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to WHO, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic systemic disease that affects the joints such as hands, feet, knees, ankles, wrists and elbows, connective tissues, muscle, tendons, and fibrous tissue. It tends to strike during the most productive years of adulthood, between the ages of 20 and 40, and is a chronic disabling condition often causing pain and deformity.  Symptons include swelling, pain an stiffness in the joints.


RA affects about 24.5 million people as of 2015

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, which mainly affects the articular cartilage. It is associated with ageing and will most likely affect the joints that have been continually stressed throughout the years including the knees, hips, fingers, and lower spine region.

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that  affects children younger than 18 years of age. There are 5 types of Juvenile Arthritis.  Systemic Arthritis, also called Still's disease, Oligoarthritis most commonly affected are the knee, ankle, and wrist, Polyarthritis, also called polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), involves five or more joints, Psoriatic Arthritis, Enthesitis-related arthritis is a type of arthritis that often afflicts the spine, hips, eyes.

Causes of
Arthritis
1.
Normal wear and tear
2. joint injury or infection
3. Family history


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